Eagle Ford Housing demand from oilfield workers is stretching all the way from San Antonio to smaller surrounding towns like Floresville. Neither town sits atop the Eagle Ford, but industry workers have filled beds and made it hard to find a room. RV parks, and hotels are popping up everywhere. I expect we'll get a home building boom in the near future.
The oil boom in South Texas is starting to stretch north -- to an area without any oil or natural gas.
The town of Floresville, located about 40 miles Southeast of San Antonio -- but North of the Eagle Ford oil and gas field -- is starting to feel effects of the boom.
"We have had an influx of oil workers from the area," said Jesse Perez, Floresville's economic director.
Most of those oil field workers are looking for housing. Perez said a new hotel in town has almost been completed and another one is about to start construction.